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Collazo Breaks RBI Record in Loss

April 19, 2008

OCU swept the doubleheader with an 8-3 win in the nightcap.

Collazo, who hails from Tampa, Fla., doubled home Kyle Cooper in the fifth to tie OBU assistant coach Kevin Paxson's 1997 RBI record of 79. Collazo then homered in the seventh for his school-record 80th RBI while tying Felix Peguero's 2005 home run record of 18 in a season.

Collazo began the day as the nation's leader in RBI per game.

OBU also scored in the first inning on a Mason Reilly RBI single to score Cooper.

Adam Garner (6-2) was tagged for just his second loss as the Stars reached him six runs in 5.2 innings.

Collazo had two of OBU's six hits to lead the team.

The Stars jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning of second game. OBU got two back in the third on an RBI triple by Cooper and a run-scoring single by Frank Avilla.

OCU led 8-2 before OBU's Whitt Barkley homered in the sixth for the final 8-3 margin.

Cooper had three of OBU's 11 hits, while Reilly and Barkley had two apiece.

Now 34-12 overall and 16-11 in the SAC, OBU plays at Bacone Monday at 4 p.m.